Lacel ‟Rambo” Monk, 71, was called to his eternal resting place on August 26, 2020. He entered this world on February 19, 1949, in Sampson County, North Carolina to the late Atkin and LuBertha Monk. He was one of seventeen siblings born to this union.
Lacel graduated from Charles C. Perry High School in 1968. After completion of high school, Lacel enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served during the years of 1968-1974. After serving in the Vietnam War, Lacel was honorably discharged and continued his journey to New Brunswick, New Jersey. While studying at Middlesex Vocational School to obtain his certification in Auto Mechanics, he began his career at Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G), where he retired after 43 years. Lacel met the love of his life Jeannette Monk in 1972, later married in 1987. They spent much of their union in Somerset, New Jersey later retiring to Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Lacel affectionately known as ‟Pop-Pop” to many will always be remembered as a true Patriarch, Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, & our real-life Superman. He embodied a character only a few men get to understand but something they all need. Over the course of his life, he made many impactful relationships that will be cherished forever. Lacel’s love for his family was unmatched, and he made sure that no one or nothing came between that. He loved classic cars, cooking, playing his pick-its, and anything that would allow his family to come together.
He was preceded by his fifteen siblings, a son Lacel Lamont Monk, and a grandson Lamar Prim.
Left to cherish Lacel’s memories, his wife Jeannette Monk and his children Cheri McMillian (Rodney), Tamela Nasim, Yulonda Johnson-Smith (Corey), Shamina Jones, and Lashunda Monk-White (Kareem). His grandchildren, Sacoyah Montgomery, Aijalon “AJ” McMillian, Javonna Jones, Victoria McAllister, Alemah McMillian, Najee Nasim, Khadejah Monk, La'Trell Monk, Tia Cheese, Charley Johnson, Catherine Johnson, and Eniyah McMillian. His great-grandchildren, Blythe McAllister, Kay’Vion Jones, Ka’Mori Henderson with a new addition on the way Aydin McMillian. His brother Bobby Monk, and a host of nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Lacel was and still is the epitome of what a real man should be.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304 with Elder Rodney H. McMillian officiating.
Burial with Military Honors will follow in Roseboro Snow Hill Cemetery, Roseboro, NC.
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